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Mississippi Governor OKs Removal of Confederate Emblem from Flag, Still Backs Monuments

HeadlineJul 01, 2020

In Mississippi, Governor Tate Reeves has signed a bill ordering the removal of the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. At a signing ceremony, Governor Reeves said he will continue to oppose the removal of Confederate monuments.

Gov. Tate Reeves: “I reject the mobs tearing down statues of our history, North and South, Union and Confederate, Founding Fathers and veterans. I reject the chaos and lawlessness, and I am proud it has not happened in our state. I also understand the need to commit the 1894 flag to history and find a banner that is a better emblem for all Mississippi.”

Under Mississippi’s newly signed law, a design for a new flag must contain the motto “In God We Trust.”

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